AIA National Investors Conference

Outcome Oriented Investment Strategies
For the Independent Investor

Sunday 3rd August - Wednesday 6th August 2014
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa


The conference commences at 5pm Sunday 3rd August 2014 with a keynote presentation "A Global Economic and Market Outlook" by Dr Chris Caton, Chief Economist for BT Financial Group. 

Sessions continue Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, finishing at 3:30pm on Wednesday 6th August, followed by happy hour. In addition to the seven plenary sessions, the conference features seven streams including the morning Sponsor Streams:

 Stream 1:    Equities

 Stream 2:    Fixed Income

 Stream 3:    Property

 Stream 4:    Superannuation

 Stream 5:    Estate Planning

 Stream 6:    Supplementary

 Stream 7:    Sponsor

Although you will not be locked in to all the sessions within a stream if you seek comprehensive coverage of the matters addressed by the stream, you would be advised to attend all the sessions related to that stream. The speakers and session outlines are provided in greater detail.


Conference Brochure



Registration Form


  • Experienced investors wishing to stay abreast of the markets and be aware of future trends
  • New or inexperienced investors
  • Trustees of SMSFs
  • Anyone thinking about establishing a SMSF
  • Anyone approaching retirement who wants to ensure their money will last as long as they do
  • Anyone who has inherited assets and not sure what to do or who to trust
  • Investors who wish to meet other investors


The first 150 to register are entitled to a Free ticket to the Grant Abbott Masterclass on the Monday evening. After 150, there is a $30 fee.


Partners wishing to attend the conference can do so for a reduced rate, irrespective of time of booking. Partners of members attending the conference do not need to join the AIA.   Partner registration includes all benefits as for a regular registration (satchel and provision of happy hour coupons etc).


Non members pay an additional $110.00 annual subscription and a once off $20 joining fee to become an AIA member. Member benefits include a quarterly newsletter posted to your mailbox; a regular AIA Investor Update including information on AIA activities, links to websites of interest and more; discounts on software, subscriptions, bank rates and bookshops; access to a member’s online forum; local discussion groups, seminars and more.


Conference registration fees paid by delegates may be tax deductible. Delegates should speak to their tax advisers to confirm deductibility based on their individual circumstances.


All registrations will be acknowledged in writing. Registration will only be accepted and confirmed on receipt of payment.


Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome to attend.  Alternatively, cancellations received in writing before or on 12 July 2014 will receive a full refund less a 15% administration fee. Cancellations received after 12 July will incur a 40% admin fee.


Delegates will be given happy hour coupons which they can use at any of the happy hours at the conference. Use as many you wish on each of the days and you are welcome to bring your non-delegate partner.


The registration fee also includes the three course gala dinner and drinks on the Tuesday evening.  Non-delegate partners may attend the conference dinner for an additional charge of $120. Dress for the duration of the conference and all social functions is smart casual. Jacket and tie is not required.


Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has recently undergone an $12m refurbishment,  designed to reflect the mild Queensland climate and features the soothing effect of water with all ground floor bars and restaurants surrounded by waterscapes. This spreads across a hectare of exquisitely landscaped gardens and includes a five metre deep saltwater lagoon, home to tropical fish. Marriott guests can scuba dive, snorkel and swim through waterfalls into rock grottos and spas. The resort also has a marina, a boardwalk, a network of jogging and walking paths and direct access to beaches.

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa is offering conference delegates a special rate of $175 per room per night which may be extended pre or post conference, subject to availability. Delegates will be sent reservation details upon receipt of their registration or you can book online

If you wish to extend your stay you will need to contact the resort direct on 1800 809 090. The resort is located at the northern end of Surfers Paradise at 158 Ferny Avenue.


From Coolangatta Airport a taxi will cost approximately $100. Alternatively a shuttle bus service operates from the airport to all the major hotels. The cost for this service is $21pp one way or $41pp return. Upon arrival at Coolangatta Airport please go to the GOLD COAST TOURIST SHUTTLE desks in the foyer where you can purchase a ticket. For more information please call 07 5574 5111.

From Brisbane Airport to the Marriott Resort a taxi will cost approximately $220. Airtrain Connect is also available from Brisbane Airport to the Marriott for a cost of $55pp one way or $100pp return. To make a booking please call Airtrain Connect on 1800 119 091 or visit the website


For many delegates, the AIA National Investors Conference provides the opportunity for investors to network with other investors. For many, the information gained from other investors can be as valuable as the information gained from the experts. The AIA National Investors Conference is not only educational but socially enjoyable as well.


  • Attendance at sessions and exhibition 3 – 6 August
  • Lunch and refreshments for three days 4 – 6 August
  • Eight happy hour coupons for the four days 3 – 6 August
  • Gala Dinner 5 August (includes beverages)
  • Delegate satchel including pocket and detailed conference program
  • Bound booklet of the speakers’ papers
  • Opportunity to network with other investors.

Members Register Now


AIA Member
Non-Member – includes 12 month AIA membership                                                                   
Additional Conference Dinner Ticket – 5 August 2014
Sunday half day workshop - David Novac $55
Monday Evening Masterclass - Grant Abbott Free for the first 150 to book then $30pp
AIR, ASA & ATAA Members at AIA Member prices As Above

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Without the support of sponsors, the cost of the conference could not be kept so low. We would like to acknowledge this support and thank the following sponsors.


Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsors

Cromwell Property Group




K2 Asset Management


Silver Sponsors

Investor Centre


Clime Asset Management


Australian Mortgage Fund Ltd


VectorVest Inc


Katana Asset Management Ltd


Bronze Sponsors





FIIG Securities


Decisive Asset Management


Endowment Bond Exchange

Dinner Sponsor

Trading, Super, Investing: Future Wealth Forum



  Members Register Now

Non-Members, please contact us

Conference Program

Details and Speakers

This conference is the only independent conference for investors across all asset classes. It is designed to be of value for all individual investors, whether novice or experienced, who wish to take control of their investments, whether it be through financial advisers and brokers or totally DIY. If you want high quality, value for money, truly independent education that will make you a better investor, attendance at this conference is a must.

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Venue: Marriott Resort and Spa
Surfers Paradise